I joined CanTeen in 2012 when I was 18, after my Dad was diagnosed with a rare cancer. After my Dad passed away 18 months later at 49, I felt like I couldn’t talk about my feelings and experiences with friends, as they either didn’t want to talk about it because they didn’t know how to handle it, or they just pitied me. That’s when having CanTeen on my side really helped. Having people who understood what I was experiencing really helped me make sense of everything that was going on in my life. CanTeen became my family. A place where I feel safe to be me. Having the opportunity to be an ambassador for CanTeen allows me to give back to an organisation that was there for me when I needed it. It means advocating for CanTeen in the hope to reach out to others that can also benefit from CanTeen’s services, as no young person should have to deal with cancer alone.